CBSE Class 8 English Sample Paper Set N. It’s always recommended to practice as mane sample papers as possible before the examinations. Students can download the sample papers and also question papers of previous years to practice and score better marks in examinations. Refer to other links too for more sample papers.
SECTION – A
A.1 Read the following passage carefully.
In the serenity of lush green forests, Marcus was having a peaceful existence along with his two cubs and his tigress. He was njoying his life in the forest with his fellow companions.
Till one fine day when their peace was impeached upon by the poachers. The whole existence of species of animals was challenged, as now hey had to watch their movement in their own homes. So much so, that Marcus lost his family in an escapade from the poachers ..... and now he was left alone.
Another monster which caused havoc in his life was extreme hot and dry weather.
As designed by fate, even Marcus wasn't spared. Monsters of Global Warming, Scarcity of Water and Loss of Habitat were lurking large on the forest. Marcus fell in a semi-conscious state.
And were his prayers answered ??? .. YES ... one fine day the whole forest witnessed a row of cars and jeeps of some human pecies, who were dressed up as forest officers.
They got down from their jeep and tended on Marcus, checked his heart beat and injected some medicine in his body to relieve his pain. They caressed his grieved body and tied his paws to lift him on a stretcher. He was put in their van and taken off for a new beginning .... yes he was taken to a new home in a wildlife sanctuary.
Complete the statements by choosing the appropriate option:
(a) Marcus lived a serene life because
(i) food was plenty (ii) wildlife was undisturbed (iii) he ruled the forest (iv) (i) and (ii)
(b) When poachers entered the forest they .
(i) threatened the lives of animals (ii) killed Marcus (iii) challenged the animals (iv) saved the family of Marcus
c) Marcus, the grand tiger, was a victim of
(i) loss of habitat and water (ii) thirst (iii) poachers (iv) loss of greenery
d) Eventually Marcus was rehabilitated in the –
(i) forest (ii) zoo (iii) wild life sanctuary (iv) circus
e) The word ‘escapade’ in the story means –
(i) daring and adventurous act (ii) escape (iii) capture (iv) trap
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